Crosmaglen star Oisín McConville has called time on a wonderful GAA career by announcing his retirement from the game.
The Armagh legend enjoyed an illustrious career for both club and country and will be remembered as one of the best forwards the North has produced.
Sadly, McConville’s career did not have the fairytale ending he had hoped for as his Crossmaglen side were beaten by St. Brigids in last weekend’s All-Ireland club-semi final.
McConville is one of the most recognisable faces in Irish sport and brings the curtain down on a highly-decorated career. The sharpshooter won a famous All-Ireland title in 2002 and seven Ulster Championships with Armagh. He was also recognised for his individual on-field performances by winning two All-Stars.
His club career is the stuff of legend and McConville was highly influential in leading Crossmaglen Rangers to six All-Ireland club titles and ten Ulster titles. He also won a whopping 16 club county medals.
McConville is also known for his off-field exploits after he came clean about his gambling addiction and released a best-selling autobiography, ‘The Gambler’.
“For my own personal reasons it is the right time.” added a content McConville. “I’m happy with the decision..I have had an unbelievable time playing Gaelic football and I’ve won so much, but for me it was much more than that – it was my life for so many years.”
Oisín McConville is one of the most talented forwards in recent times. It is no coincidence that success followed him throughout his career and he will forever be remembered as one of Armagh’s greatest forwards.